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Screening for newly elevated blood pressure in an emergency unit setting.
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PMID:  2400210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We found a prevalence rate of elevated blood pressure readings in our sample of 86 nonacute EU patients without history of hypertension that was similar to that reported by the author of a previous study (Franklin, 1987) done in the same setting and continue to advocate the use of the EU as a site for hypertension screening. However, the noted prevalence rate in this and other samples may not accurately reflect the true prevalence of elevated readings or true hypertension in this population. Most of the elevated readings in our study were in the borderline or mild categories, and many of the readings on subsequent visits were normal. Although patients with a newly elevated blood pressure during an EU visit should certainly be advised to have their blood pressure followed, further controlled study is needed to determine the true prevalence of previously undetected hypertension in nonacute EU patients.
J C Wandel; C Ivkovic; Y Morocco
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0897-1897     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-18     Completed Date:  1990-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Hospitals, Urban
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Mass Screening / methods*
Referral and Consultation
Retrospective Studies

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